Rockefeller University is a well-funded research institution on the verge of expansion, with a new two-story, 160,000 square foot laboratory building priced at $240 million in the works, a new $25 million research fund established for new techniques in drug discovery and a recent NIH grant for researchers studying vaccine response totaling $2.4 million.
Researchers at the University of Arizona recently received a $1.3 million new life science grant from the National Institutes of Health. The research funding was awarded in April of 2014 by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, a division of the National Institutes of Health. The project, entitled “The Cost-Effectiveness of School-Based Supervised Asthma Therapy” is being led by Dr. Lynn Gerald. Dr. Gerald is the Canyon Ranch Endowed Chair, Professor, and a Scientist in the Department of Health Promotion Sciences in the College of Public Health at the University of Arizona. In addition to this project receiving NIH research funding, her research interests include clinical, behavioral and epidemiological research in asthma, COPD, and tuberculosis.
Research funding at the University of Utah is on the rise with the latest news of new NIH life science funding awarded to researchers this year. The National Institutes of Health awarded the University of Utah $2.7 million for studies involving data coordinating at the Center for the Collaborative Pediatric Critical Care. The departments receiving this latest research funding include Pediatrics and the School of Medicine. The funding organization within the National Institutes of Health is the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development.
The Oregon State University Superfund Research Program recently received $3 million in life science funding from the National Institutes of Health. This multi-investigator, multi-disciplinary and multi-institution program makes its goal the development of new technologies to assess polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) present at many Superfund sites and the analysis of the potential risk these hydrocarbons may have for people who come in contact with them. The NIH Project Information page goes into more details on the goals of the Oregon State University Superfund Research Program:
A new $25 million research fund has been established at Rockefeller University to aid in new techniques for drug discovery. The Robertson Therapeutic Development Fund was created in light of a generous $25 million gift from the Robertson Foundation, established by investment manager Julian H. Robertson, Jr. and his family.
Research lab scientists at Columbia University received $6.3 million in life science research funding this spring for Columbia’s Center for Research in Diagnostics and Discovery. The research grant was awarded by the administering institute the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. The department of Public Health and Preventative Medicine within the Schools of Public Health at Columbia University will use the research funding to advance detection of certain diseases and predict how effective specific therapies can be in prevention and treatment. The Project Information page on the NIH website goes into further detail:
Research lab scientists at the University of Pittsburgh recently received $10 million in research funding from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) for studies focused on schizophrenia. The five-year science research grant will be used to establish the Silvio O. Conte Center for Translational Mental Health Research within the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry.
Lab suppliers marketing university lab equipment and life science solutions in the northwest United States may be interested in the latest funding news at the University of Oregon, where professor of biology Janis Weeks has received a research grant from Grand Challenges Explorations, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
In the search for early life we are going where we have never gone before...with newly-funded astrobiology research at the University of Illinois.
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The Washington-based Pacific Northwest Prostate Cancer SPORE (Specialized Programs of Research Excellence) is a cutting-edge life science consortium which includes several research centers throughout Washington State and British Columbia. The consortium focuses on the genetic mechanisms of prostate cancer to better develop effective treatments for the disease.
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